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Time Again – Brubeck and Desmond, Reimagined and Beyond: Larry McDonough Quartet

October 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 general admission, $5 for students with ID & musicians with instruments. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts.

60 years ago in 1959, the Dave Brubeck Quartet recorded “Time Out”, an album of uncommon meters for jazz. Featuring “Blue Rondo à la Turk” in a Turkish 9/8 written by Brubeck and “Take 5″ in 5/4 written by Desmond, the album rose to No. 2 on the Billboard pop albums chart. “Time Out” was the first jazz album to sell more than a million copies. The single, “Take Five”, also sold more than a million. It was the first in a series of uncommon meter recordings by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, including “Time Further Out: Miro Reflections” (1961), “Countdown-Time in Outer Space” (1962), “Time Changes” (1963), and “Time In” (1966). While Brubeck pioneered odd-meter jazz, few have followed his lead. Occasional performance of odd-meter jazz usually is just a novelty.

The Larry McDonough Quartet will present several pieces from the Dave Brubeck Quartet catalog, but in different meters than the originals, including:

•“Blue Rondo à la Turk” in 5/4,
•“Take 5″ as a 7/4 reggae and renamed “Take 7″ (recorded on the 2017 two-CD set “Alice in Stonehenge and other AcoustElectric Adventures”),
•“Three to Get Ready” in 5/4 and renamed “Five to Get Ready,”
•“Audrey” in 11/4, and
•“In Your Own Sweet Way” in Latin and swing 7/4.

They also will present new and old Larry McDonough uncommon meter originals in 3/4, 5/4, 7/4, 9/4 (5/4+4/4) , and 12/4 (7/4+5/4).

Larry McDonough, Piano
Richard Terrill, Saxes
Greg Stinson, Bass Dean White, Drums

About the Monday Featured Artist:
JCS invites a local jazz masters to play and direct new collaborations.

This performance is followed by a traditional jam session hosted by the featured artist. Novice and experienced, are invited to play and hone their skills.

Artistic Director:
Mac Santiago


October 28
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Jazz Central Studios
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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